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in congress because he has ignored them, blame them, and attacked them. a default will be threatened, and that freezes the economy and herds jobs. the president was read the other day when he said he cannot change washington from the inside, only from the outside. let's give him that chance, ok? [cheers and applause] when i am elected, i will work in congress. i will meet regularly with their leaders. i will endeavor to find those about the country than they do about politics. [cheers and applause] elected, he will continue his war on coal and oil and natural
will change course on energy, because to build jobs and help with prices at the pump, we need to achieve north american energy independence within eight years. [cheers and applause] reelected, he would continue to crush small business, and i mean this seriously. he is forcing unions on not want them. that will crush small business. i care about small business. i see small business as a way for people to fill their dreams. [cheers and applause]
last week, i met with rhonda in richmond, virginia. she has been running her family restaurants for years. the business has been in herat its high point, she employed to wandered people. she just closed it down. she told me obama-air regulations and taxes and obamacare and the condition of the economy just put her out of business, and then she teared up. this was not about money. it was about the future for our family and her employees. look. i want to help the hundreds of thousands of dreamers like rhoda, and i will. [cheers and applause] now, you know if the president
is reelected, he will say that he will improve the schools, but he will do what the largest supporters, the public-sector unions, will want. when i am president, i will be the voice of the children and pt is reelected, he will say that he will improve the schools, but he will do what the their parents. >> i would give parents the information they need to know if the school their child is going to is failing and also being able to send them to the school that will bring them success.
[cheers and applause] what i did as governor. we took our schools to the no. 1 spot in the country, and we did that by working together, republicans and democrats, and we did that by listening to parents and by putting the interests of our kids first. [cheers and applause] what i did as governor. we took our schools to the no. 1 spot in the country, and we did that by working[cheers and appl] what i did as governor. we took our schools to the no. 1 spot in the country, and we did that by working together, republicans and democrats, and we did that by listening to parents and by putting the interests of our kids first. now, these last months of gatheg of strength of the real movement across this country. the size of these crowds, like this tonight, my goodness. our campaign have seen theand i unde a few thousand people outdoors that could not get in, too, so shared conviction. it has made me strive even more to be worthy of your support and all americans.
you know, i learned as governor achievements. usually returned in kind. that is how i will conduct myself as president. i will bring us together. [cheers and applause] you know, i learned as governor achievements. usually returned in kind. i will not just represent one party. i represent one nation. [cheers and applause] every argument that he could think of, president obama has tried to convince you that these last four years have been a success. and so, his plan for the next four years is to take all of the ideas of the first four, and you is, the borrowing,
obamacare, and just do them all over again. one party. i represent one nation. [cheers and applause] obamacare, and just do them all over again. he calls his plan forward, and i call it forewarned. [cheers and applause] that same path meansand i under0 trillion in debt at the end of four years. it means crippling unemployment continues. pay, depressed real estate values, and a depressed military. last week, president obama asked revenge.
people to vote for love of country. [cheers and applause] america to a better place. we are one day away from a fresh start and one day away from a new beginning. my conviction is that better days are ahead, and that is not based on promises and hollow rhetoric but on solid plans and proven results, and on an unshakable belief of the
greatness of the american spirit. [cheers and applause] we can do, if there is anyone who feels that the american dream is fading away, if there is anyone wonders that better jobs and better pay checks are a thing of the past, i have a clear and unequivocal message. america will come roaring back. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting, "mitt, mitt,
mitt, mitt!"] jobs and better pay checks are t years we have never imagined is lack of leadership. into the future and imagine what we can do. new future. use of the differences when president obama and i were side by side in our debates. between us and some of the[che] he says it has to be this way. i say it cannot stay this way. he is hoping we sell. i cannot wait to get started. americans do not sell. we build.
[cheers and applause] i need you to reach across the other yard sign, and we will reach across the aisle in washington in good faith to the other party. this is much more because this is much more than our moment, it is america's moment. purpose and optimism. we have journeyed together far and wide in discreet campaign for america's future, and now, we are almost come. one final push, and we will get there. [cheers and applause] the door to our better future is there an open and waiting for us.
political field is what they're looking for on election night. >> we have a couple of swing counties as every swing state has. the bellwethers within the bellwethers. the nice part is what that is lake county, just east of kind of the county along the lake. beat the current first. they're pretty close. and the fat cat site at the attraction different from the -- this is in lake county. absentee ballots are said to add, process and recorded does not tally. it is literally a push of the button. we will get a sense of where things are immediately. i think that will probably, wherever that is leading will largely held as an all the care
and i love you. i love you from the bottom of my heart. i beyond thrilled to be here with all of you, but we have to give some love of for bruce springsteen. [applause] for months have heard his songs played at our rallies, but nothing like seeing the boss in person. nothing like it. he has been tremendous. he and his belief and his team, they have been amazing. we want to thank him for everything he has done for us, and more than anything else, i want to thank you for being here tonight. as you know, this is a pretty emotional time for us, because this is the final event of my husband's final campaign.
this is a last time we will be on stage together at a get paid rally. that is why we wanted to come here to iowa tonight, is truly this is where it all began, right here. i have submitted on the memories of this state. the house parties in sioux city exceed rapids. birthdayng italymaliah's in pella and. this being my husband's face carved in butter. we still talk about that at christmas. but i will never forget the kindest and warmth and love that you all showed me and my family.
especially our girls. that is truly what made the difference back in those early days when i was not so sure about this whole process, but back what i was still wondering what it would mean for our girls and our family if barack obama had the chance to serve as president. the truth is, while i have their worries and fears, i also realize this decision affected not only me as the wife and mother, but as a boater, as an american. i started in visiting the kind of person that i wanted to leave the country. i wanted a president with steady character. smart. someone who would always tell us the truth even when it's
time to ask for your vote. i came back to ask you to help us finish what we've started because this is where our movement for change began, right here, right here, right behind these bleachers is the building headquarters in 2008. \[applause] i was just inside and it brought back a whole lot of memories. this is where some of the first young people who joined our campaign set up shop. and less sleep because they their country can change it.
who shared that belief came to help. the first week or so, some of you brought hats and gloves for these poor kids, they weren't when the walls inside were barry, one of you painted a mural to lift everybody's spirits. when we had a state march, when we had a dinner to fire up. you brought your neighbors and you made homemade signs. when we had work to do you showed up after work already tired but staying late anyway into the night and you welcomed me and michelle into your homes and you picked us up when we needed a lift and your faces gave me new hope for this country's future. and your stories gave me
resolve to fight for you every single day i set foot in the oval office. you inspired us. i want to take this opportunity to say one thing to all the young people and not so young people who have given so much to this campaign over the years, those of you haven't done this for me but for each other, for a laid off family member or a sick child or a fallen friend. you took this campaign and you organized yourself, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, county by county starting a movement that spread across the country, a movement
something to contribute. and we all deserve a shot at our own american dream. and when the cynics said we couldn't, you said yes, we can. \[applause] you said yes we can and we did. against all odds, we did. we didn't know what challenges would become when we began this crisis would turn out. those challenge it is same way this nation always has, with that determined american spirit that says no matter how bad the
they need a champion in children that will be the saving grace. that's what we fight for. i need you iowa to make sure their voices are heard, to make that's why we've come too far to turn back now. we've come too far to let our hearts grow faint. bring back our troops and make where you come from or how you
down to each of us as citizens. bringing your friend or neighbor wife or husband to the polls. supposed to be. this country forward begins with you. your vote doesn't matter. it's makes a difference. i got a powerful reminder of this on our last campaign. have heard this story but it was polls and i think this office competed in south
carolina. endorsement of a statethere i met her at a function. i asked her for an endorsement. endorsement if you come to my carolina. right away i said okay. so it was about a month laterwe had been campaigning non-stop traveling all through towns and shaking hands and in between i'm people for support. so we land in south carolina
hotel about 1:00 in the morning. we had been flying and the different. walkust as i'm about to back then. we're going to have to wake up and be on the road at 6:30 ini said what, why? go to greenwood and it's several hours away. my promises so a few hours later terrible, i think a cold is coming on and i open up the curtains to get light to wake me terrible storm. i get some coffee and there is a bad story about me in the
"new york times." i was much more sensitive to bad stories then. downstairs and i'm walking out to the car and my umbrella blows open and i'm soaked. so by the time i get in the car i'm wet and mad and still kind of sleepy and it turns out that greenwood is several hours away from every place else. drive. to greenwood although you don't of tall buildings around. we pull up to a small field house and i walk in and i don't hear a lot going on and the state representative said she about 20 people there.
and we walk in and they're not excited to see me. i walk in and shake hands and say nice to meet you. and suddenly i hear this voice cry out behind me fire up. know what's going on but this is normal. and when the voice says fire fired up they all say ready to go. and they say ready to go. i look around and there is this looks like she just came from church and she's grinning smiling, looking happy.
councilwoman from greenwood who detective. this is true. and it turns out she's famous throughout the area when she goes to football games and when she goes to rallies and community events she does thisso for the next few minutes sheand everybody says fired up and she said ready to go and government and i'm thinking this woman is showing me up. for president and she's dominating the room. and i look at my staff and they don't know what to do. here's the thing iowa after a few minutes, i'm feeling kind of fired up.
go. so i start joining in the chant,suddenly i feel pretty good. and we go on to talk about the and their families and their kids and grandkids. soining but it doesn't seem bad and we go to our next stop though we weren't getting big even though people couldn't pronounce my name, i felt good. i'd see my staff and i'd say are you fired up and they'd say we're fired up. and they'd say we're ready to go.
ready to government the woman became a celebrity and she was written up in the wall street journal. and this became one of the 2008. we knew we were coming back to des moines for the last campaign rally i'll ever do for me. and so we were getting kind of sent mental and we called her up. on up. listen to this. we said why don't you come on up, we'll fly you up from south
carolina and you can do this good time sake, like getting the band back together again. and you know what she said? she said i'd love to see i can't, but i think we can still win north carolina so i'm taking knock on doors on election day. talking about it. i've got to knock on some doors. -- got to turn out the vote. work to do. she said i'd love to see voice . and if it can change a room, it can change a city.
can change a state. and if it can change a state, it can change a nation. and if it can change a nation, it can change the world. changed the world and ms. childs squd me if you're willing to stand with me tomorrow, if workers to the polls tomorrow, if you're willing to make sure we finish what we started. she's pretty sure we'll win iowa. election.
very swing district. it goes both ways, depending on the election. it will depend on turnout out there. if you go to the northwest quarter of the state, that is a very republican in area. one of the things we will watch for there is turnout, because that is an area that trends republicans, but more or less evangelical christians. they are not excited about mitt romney. he does not energized them. we will see what turnout looks like a northwest iowa. those areas, it is very heavy and what cities, that is good news for democrats. we're watching turn out there. the central part of this date, state, des moines. democrats have to come out with
the 10,000 plus plurality in poll county, the democratic part of the state. we will see the margin that barack obama has here. tonight, >> what election coverage on c-span with president obama from his headquarters in chicago and mitt romney from his headquarters in boston. victory in concession speeches from across the country. throughout the fight, your reaction. live coverage starts at 8:00 eastern on c-span, c-span radio, and that's c-span.org find out it's a. the balance of power in congress our guest is greg g irk roux, politics reporter for bloomberg news. and at 8:30, we'll be